Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blog #2/New Years Resolutions

Today's church sermon was really good. Pastor Bruce talked about how we can do nothing without God's help. We can do all things through him. It made me think about my weight struggles and whatnot. Every time that I've tried to lose weight and have prayed to God to help me, I've always lost weight. So, the question in my mind is, why don't I do this more? Pastor Bruce also said that we can only really change when we actually change our habits, instead of always going back to our same routine. We have to make different habits and create new pathways in our brains.

So, I'm thinking this is what I need to do. I need to start making a habit of praying every single day (probably in the morning would be best) and asking God for help in losing weight and getting healthier. All things are possible with God, so why wouldn't me losing weight be possible? I've also thought about posting my daily food intake on this blog. I think it would be kind of an accountability thing because I'd have to live with everyone knowing that I ate like an entire bag of laffy taffy or half of a 5 gallon ice cream bucket with 3 brownies.

Which brings me to another interesting thought that I had today. I think in a way I'm a binge eater. I've really been thinking about it and I really have no self-control over eating. If we have a bag of peanut butter cups, I eat and eat and eat it until they are all gone. The same goes for ice cream, brownies, cookies, and lots of other things. I also almost never eat a meal without getting seconds. Its ridiculous. I just can't seem to get it into my head that I can always have more another time. I don't have to stuff myself with it or eat it all like I'll never have it again. Part of me wonders if it doesn't stem from when I was a kid and I would get a lot of food and not finish it and then get in trouble for not finishing my plate. I feel really badly if I leave even a little bit of food on a plate. I feel like I'm wasting food.

So, I've been thinking of incorporating this into my New Years Resolutions. I think they are going to be as follows:

Not getting seconds every single time I eat a meal.
Only having one treat a day.
Limiting my intake of diet soda or any soda period.
Not feeling bad if I don't finish a meal.
Reading my bible every day and trying to read the entire bible in a year.
Praying to God everyday to help me in losing weight.

I know the saying goes that people only make resolutions so that they can break them, but I really feel like I need to make some changes in my life. I'm not where I want to be, and its time to change that. If anyone wants to join me on this journey please follow me here on this blog and let me know. It would be wonderful to share this with someone.

So, in closing I wanted to share scripture from today's sermon that really struck me.

Matthew 12:36 & 37

But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgement.
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

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